The Dawn of Science

  • Antonis ModinosEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


Aristotle was the first great scientist. The fact that he was also a great philosopher, the founder of logic, and a great literary critic, need not concern us here. There were, of course, other philosopher-scientists before and during his time, and we shall refer to some of them, as indeed Aristotle does in his own books. But Aristotle is one of the two great scientists of antiquity, the other being Archimedes, whose work defined and guided scientific endeavour for centuries.


Scientific Endeavour Great Scientist True Weight Great Mathematician Great Philosopher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emeritus Professor of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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